Katie Jones

UTRF Welcomes Katie Jones

UTRF is pleased to announce that Katie Jones has joined the organization as its new marketing coordinator. As UTRF’s marketing coordinator, Katie will lead the design and implementation of UTRF’s marketing initiatives and ensure communication efforts effectively reach UTRF’s diverse audience. She will manage UTRF’s website, newsletter, and social media presence, develop collateral materials, and… Read More

UTRF Joins SEC Collaboration to Match Entrepreneurial Talent with University Startups

The University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) is joining technology transfer offices across all 14 SEC schools to address a common challenge: building strong startup management teams that attract the eye of early-stage investors. Together the universities are launching the Southeast Executives-on-Roster (XOR) platform, which matches experienced entrepreneurial talent with university-affiliated startups in need of… Read More

UTRF Inventor Spotlight: Dr. Ramesh Narayanan

Ramesh Narayanan, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Medicine and Director of the Center for Cancer Drug Discovery at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC). His primary research interests include small molecule drug discovery, translational oncology research, and the fundamental mechanisms of action for diseases, therapeutic targets, and new chemical entities.… Read More